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that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few. that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation. >> reporter: president obama championing a progressive agenda where government is used to spark the economy. but aware of criticism that americans can't afford it. >> nothing i'm proposing tonight should increase our deficit by a single dime. it is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-base growth. >> reporter: the president's opposition immediately accusing him of reckless spending that will hurt the middle class. florida senator marco rubio delivering the gop response in both english and spanish. and after a quick water break, reminding voters that unlike the last republican standard bearer, he is not a multi-millionaire. >> i don't oppose your plans because i want to protect the rich. i oppose your plans because i want to protect my neighbors. >> reporter: there were nods to foreign policy, an official announcement of afgha
or who you love. it is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many. and not just the few. and it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiatives and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation. the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. [ applause ] they do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can. for they know that an american moves forward only when we do so together. and that the responsibility of improving this union remains the task of us all. now, our work must begin by making some basic decisions about our budget. decisions that will have a huge impact on the strength of our recovery. over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion. mostly through spending cuts, but also by raising tax rates on the wealthiest 1% of americans. as a result, we are more than halfway towards the
with us for the latest up indicates as construction continues. >> well, a new government investigation reaffirms clims that chevron could have prevented a massive fire in it's refinery. the report says inspectors warned chevron about a corroded pipe in twut. a decade ago. but it was never replaced. chevron faces a foin for the incident causing eye problems for hows of people living nearby in the east bay. and says it disagree was some characterizations in the report but is committed to preventing another such incident. >> pope benedict saved standing ovation today he celebrated his last public mass during ash wednesday services. the 85-year-old spoke about his resignation. there is no mention of the pope today during mass. there is a possibility a new pope will be selected easter sunday. >> coming up why an organic baby food sold in california was just recalled. the south bay. new reason neighbors and police are still on edge 24 hours later. >> i'm sandhya patel. i'll have a warm up followed by wet weather. don't turn the chabl channel. details coming up. >> and environmental activists
at the sequester over ten years, we're talking about 1.2 trillion out of $47 trillion in projected government spending. is it really impossible to find less than 3% of savings in a federal budget without making those kind of horrible cuts? >> you know what, it's not impossible, and that's exactly what the president has done over the last year, $2.5 trillion in deficit reduction. he's ready to do another trillion and a half to get up to the $4 trillion target that economists across the country tell us is needed to stabilize the debt over the next ten years. so that's exactly what the president has done working with democrats and republicans. >> but you're going to hold on tax increases -- >> we're going to insist on doing it -- >> which means tax increases. >> insist on doing it in a balanced way, a way that allows us to maintain the kind of investments that middle class families in this country rely on, jon. we were just talking about our families, our kids. you know what, we're not going to put at risk the education investments in this country because we can't get together to resolve this in
a simple vote. >> the republican response, senator rubio of florida said more government will not help. >> more government does not help you get ahead. it will hold you back. more government isn't going to create more opportunity. it will limit them. more government isn't going toibl expire new ideas, new businesses, and new private sector jobs. >> speaker boehner says immigration reform is the only item on the president's agenda that actually has a chance of passing this year. >> six of the nine supreme court justices attended the "state of the union" address. those that did not included scalia and he is explaining why. he says he hasn't attended a "state of the union" address in 16 years but it is a childish spectacle and says he does not wand to lend dignity to a political event filled with applause lines. the supreme court justice calls the "state of the union" address a "rather silly affair." stay with abc citizen for continuing coverage of the president's "state of the union" address and george stephanopolis will have reaction on "good morning america" at 6:00. >> he speaks his m
%. those that did said they're following the law. economists estimate the federal government loses $90 billion a year enough to fund california public schools and universities more than two years. or cover 206 days of military operations in afghanistan and iraq. this isn't the first time multi national companies have been the target of criticism for sheltering money oversea autos bottom line of our investigation is that some use our current tax system to engage in gimmicks to avoid paying taxes they ow ee. they take a look at how companies have become so efficient at avoiding taxes. hewlett-packard and microsoft testified they're among companies operated legally. >> they're properly legal tax avoidance. >> senator says congress is to blame creating a patch work of tax laws. >> they spend a lot of money with accountants to take advantage of every loophole that we have created. >> and they will continue to do so. there have been no changes in the law so far. many firms will benefit from a two year extension in a fiscal cliff deal that will cost the government more than $1.4 billion. >> h
to the speech so everybody can have a fair shot. >> reporter: the president will push for additional government spending to provote manufacturing, clean energy and infrastructure. he will also address the cuts set to go. in adding additional spending would require congressional approval, setting mr. obama on a collision course with house republicans. >> it's time for washington to literally get back to the basics. we can't continue to spend money we don't have. >> reporter: president obama will elaborate on the big themes from his inaugural speech, immigration, climate change and gun violence. tomorrow, the president takes his message on the road, heading to asheville, north carolina, for a speech at an auto ports plant. he will go to the 12 bones smoke house. >> they never tell us when he's coming. it's secret. so, yeah. we don't know. we just wait. >> reporter: tonight, democrats are placing a big emphasis on gun control. gabby giffords will be in the house chamber, as well as the parents of the slain chicago teenager that performed at mr. obama's inauguration. they'll be sitting with the fir
toxic of all those troubled banks. >> they were the poster child in need of government aid. >> reporter: citigroup needed three government bailouts. over $460 billion in taxpayer dollars and loan guarantees just to survive. but at the same time, they still managed the pay lew a bonus of nearly $1 million. >> explain why it might be morally acceptable to take close the a million dollars out of a company that was functionally insolvent. >> senator, in 2008, i was an employee in the private sector. i was compensated in a manner consistent with other people who did the kind of work that i did in the industry. >> reporter: lew's tenure included a post as the chief operating officer of alternative investments. and when he arrived in 2008, when he arrived the division was in deep trouble. bleeding money. both investors and citibank's own financial advisers were in open revolt which you can see in internal e-mails obtained by abc news. i'm watching a slow-motion movie of my life being destroyed, reads one with a subject line "i'm frightened." it was written by skip sussman, one of citi's own fi
to that, charged with two counts of forgery of a government id and two counts of possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. >> there is. >> if you shake it up, it's what we're working with. part profit ses is making the residents safe. the other part going to be putting puzzles together. >> they analyzed at every substance they found. they did get mail delivery today on humbolt avenue. the search may continue over the weekend. everett bashham will appear in court on thursday of next week. the deputy district attorney asking for no bail or very high bail because of the potential threat to public safety. if convictsed he could spend up to 12 years and eight who months in prison. >> thank you. >> happening now in marin county, lng lines officials make good on vouchers in its gun buy back program. >> people waisting to redeem ious that is when they ran out of cash because pechl showed up to turn in guns and rifles for cash. authorities had to do major fund raising to come up with more than $50,000 that on top of the $43,000 they'd paid out. >> twice came from private contributions ,k-vñj
this government works on behalf of the many, not just the few. >> reporter: as the president gave the state of the union address, a noticeable presence of victims of gun violence. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time is different. >> reporter: the president also announced that half of the troops now serving in afghanistan, about 34,000, will be home by this time next year. but the focus remains primarily on the economy, with several proposals including a plan to raise the minimum wage. >> tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty. >> reporter: republicans spot back, the response given in both spanish and english by marco rubio, who accused the president of hurting the middle class with deficit spending and tax hikes. >> the idea that more taxes and government spending is the best way to help middle class taxpayers, that's an old idea that's failed every time it's been tried. >> reporter: now the president will
of the 2009 oscar nominated documentary food inc. part of the campaign is to get the federal government to label mechanically tenderized meat. >> and as a consumer i have a right to know what i am putting into my body and what i am putting into my children's body. all i am asking for is for them to label it. i can't imagine that the label is going to cost that much more. >> the debate over labels gained attention this fall when the canadian government recalled millions of pounds of beef products including meat that was mechanically tenderized from xl foods. 18 illnesses were traced back to the plant. two and a half million pounds of xl foods beef was imported to the u.s. and then quickly taken off shelves. >> i myself am a mother and have two small children. i feel confident in the safety of the meat supply in this country. >> meat industry representatives and cal poly professor says there is a risk for contamination in beef that has been needled, but how big a risk is still in question. they want the government to study that issue before moving forward with a label. >> there is certain
nominated documentary food inc. part of the campaign is to get the federal government to label mechanically tenderized meat. >> and as a consumer i have a right to know what i am putting into my body and what i am putting into my children's body. all i am asking for is for them to label it. i can't imagine that the label is going to cost that much more. >> the debate over labels gained attention this fall when the canadian government recalled millions of pounds of beef products including meat that was mechanicallytenderized. 18 illnesses were traced back to the plant. two and a half million pounds of xl foods beef was imported to the u.s. and then quickly taken off shelves. >> i myself am a mother and have two small children. i feel confident in the safety of the meat supply in this country. >> meat industry representatives and cal poly professor says there is a risk for contamination in beef that has been needled, but how big a risk is still in question. they want the government to study that issue before moving forward with a label. >> there is certainly nothing wrong with giving people i
and government agencies can follow. it directs uss defense and intelligence agencies to share classified threat information with american companies. >> president obama hits the road for floor days to rally support for the economic initiatives he presented in the state of the union address. he will be in asheville, north carolina today, and asked congress to pass election allowing homeowners to refinance at current rates. he wants high quality pre-school made available and for congress to take up immigration reform. the biggest applause was challenging congress to vote on gun control. >> it deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the other communities ripped only by gun violence they deserve a simple vote. >> in the republican response, senator rubio of florida said more government will not help people get ahead. >> speaker boehner says immigration reform is the only item on the president's agenda that has a chance of passing this year. >> now the weather forecast. >> some places fog this morning and mike nicco has the details. >> tracking the fog on the 101 core store in the no
and waiting for superman. terrence argues that instead of the government spending money to deport people, someone like him with a college degree would poor more money into the economy. >> the dream act passes, dreamers will earn $148 billion by 2030. so if they are going to earn that much money, that means they are going to spend this much money. >> terrence claims if the dream act doesn't pass, even with a math degree he won't be able to find a good-paying job. >> find a job where someone would pay me under the table, supermarkets, laundry, things like that. >> rick says the dream act would encourage more people to cross the border. >> so everyone who had a thought of wanting to come to the united states is hearing the president and both sides of congress say there's going to be an amnesty, we want to have these people come here and work, they have heard and and heard it and heard it. >> in a recent interview u.c. berkeley roger said universities like u.c. berkeley will continue to help students like terrence. >> these are extraordinarily talented people. and in the current era in calif
of government spending money to deport people, someone like him would pour more money in the economy. >> dreamers will earn $140 billion and if they are going to earn that money they will spend that much. >> if the dream act doesn't pass even with a math degree, he won't be able to find a good paying job. the they say the dream act would encourage more people to cross the border. >> so that everybody had a thought of wanting to come to the united states is hearing the president and both sides of congress say there will be an amnesty. we want the people come here and work. >> in a recent interview, chancellor said universities like u.c. berkeley will continue to help students like terence. >> these are extraordinarily talented people. in the current era with all the challenges we can't waste this talent. if you want to see the entire video, visit our website at abc7news.com and click on "see it on tv". >> carolyn: if you have been enjoying above average temperatures, too bad, they are gone. >> not everyone enjoys them. we need snow and rain but it's been an extended period of above no
so a reminder, the storm is closed. trading resumes tomorrow. also closed, all federal government offices that will re-open tomorrow and most schools are closed today. the commander in chief, another story coming up later. >> he is spending the three day weekend in florida for golf. the president will travel back to the white house this evening. the first lady and the daughters are not with the president. they are out west for a girls' ski weekend. the white house is getting ready to unveil a new scientific effort to map the human brain. "new york times" reports that the white house will unveil the roth next month, a joint of the by federal agencies, private foundations, and neuroscientists. doctors are hopeful that being the human brain can lead to better understanding of alzheimer's disease and parkinson's disease and others. a meeting took place in pasadena and representatives from mountain view-based google attended. >> venezuela president chavez is back in his home country after returning home to venezuela early this morning after two months of cancer treatment in cuba. he an
. stay with us. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues right after this. >>> a new government sturdy reveals one in five of us have a maift yaik on the credit report and found 20% had an error issued by three major agencies. 5% errors could lead to them paying more for mortgages, or other products. ftc says it emphasizes importance of regularly checking the reports. >> speculation is heating up that apple is working on a smart watch. "new york times" and wall street jurnt are reporting apple is expeer meanting with a device maid with curved glass. smart watches exist, the pebble smart watch connects to your and droid ask serves as a hub to glance at e mails and text message autos another way to look at e mails. >> yes. yeah. >> other businesses are firing back against negative press and teen franchises boosting the bottom line. hi, emily. >> good afternoon. i spoke with tesla's ceo today, blasting "new york times" after the newspaper publish aid review of the model s leading to a drop in the company stock today on wall street. the writer says the model s failed to travel as far as it's supposed
. a government report eight years in the making today says 40 million americans, 1 in 5, have a mistake on their credit report. more than 4 million americans endure mistakes so bad, their credit score is being lowered. and most of them don't even know it because they don't check the report. experts suggest checking at least once a year on a free government website, annualcreditreport.com, and reporting any errors or problems to credit bureau to get them fixed. >>> and still ahead on "world news," a ship drifting aimlessly, 4,200 unhappy and uncomfortable vacationers on board. the rescue operation under way tonight to get them to shore. that's next. [ coughs ] [ angry gibberish ] [ justin ] mulligan sir. mulligan. take a mulligan. i took something for my sinuses, but i still have this cough. [ male announcer ] truth is, a lot of sinus products don't treat cough. they don't? [ male announcer ] nope, but alka seltzer plus severe sinus does it treats your worst sinus symptoms, plus that annoying cough. [ angry gibberish ] [ fake coughs ] sorry that was my fault sir. [ male announcer ] alka
. these automatic across the board spending cuts kick in on march first. government could shout down at the end of march. you talk to both sides right now, that is coming. so, the president wants to make the best case tonight. it will be a confrontational case. >> and senator rubio is going to be giving the answer from the republicans. what do you expect from that? >> reporter: he's a rising star in the republican party. already talked about as a possible presidential pick in 2016. he will also focus on the middle class and say that economic growth is the best way to do that but disagree with the way the president does it. look for him to personalize this, talk about his family. one place where there may be common ground, immigration reform. the president and senator rubio are actually quite close on immigration reform and both believe it can get done this year. >> all right, well, george and i, as i said, and jonathan karl and the abc news political team will be right here, starting at 9:00 p.m. eastern for this big event. these dueling speeches tonight. and we hope you will be joining us then
attorneys and the council on american islamic relations are pushing back against the government version. this is two years ago. on friday he was arrested again outside of the bank of emergency on haggenberger road as he reportedly tried blow up a car bomb. his attorney came to court today to ask for more time so he can research whether or not the client needs a psychiatric evaluation this, afternoon his former defense attorney showed us documents from a 2011 conviction for transporting an assault weapon where a psychiatrist reported he had serious mental problems. >> the judge orders him to take his medications to be seen by a psychiatrist. or a therapist. >> in recent documents the agent described how he helped carry out the plot to blow up the bank providing buckets of fake explosives, an suv, and after he bought cell phones and a battery and an led light the agency assembled the parts into what they were told was a >> it's been a smarts use of fbi resources to spend six months or a year convincing these impaired individuals to try to carry out these acts. >> the director of the bay a
counts of forgery of a government i did. and... finally two misdemeanor counts of possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. >> investigator search the property and are identifying and cataloging every substance they can find in and around the house. police report and other documents have been sealed by the court because of the nature of the case. bashham attempted to speak during his court appearance. he was silenced by his attorney and will remain in county jail until thursday. he will have the opportunity to enter a plea. the prosecutor says she will argue for high bail because of the right after this tok public safety. a spokesman says there is no set timetable when their work will be completed. >> part of the process is making the residence safe another part going to be putting the puzzle together. >> the fire department have left the scene however there is a possibility some investigators may continue working throat the weekend. in santa clairea, abc 7 news. >> two men are recovering after being attacked by hatchet wielding robbers during a home invasion. police say three men bro
on the government. >>> don't miss a special "20/20" tonight. troubled waters, an in-depth look at the "triumph" disaster. and the cruise industry. what every family should ask before taking that next cruise. tonight on "20/20." >>> we continue this evening. if you were on facebook today, perhaps you noticed something. facebook coming clean that the site was hacked a month ago. turns out some facebook employees visited a website that was infected. facebook says it quickly fixed the problem and there's no evidence that facebook users had information compromised. >>> we turn to the national conversation on gun violence. and a gripping scene at the white house today. president obama honoring the teachers and staff who lost their lives at sandy hook elementary. the president wiping away a tear as he recounted their heroism on that dark day. he took his message to his hometown of chicago. here tonight, jonathan karl. >> reporter: today, the white house planned to focus on the economy. but like the state of the union address, the president's most passionate comments came on gun violence. >> too many
will be held back by government spending cuts and increased payroll tax. the fastest economic growth if three years, with unemployment falling and new jobs created. >>> identity they have stole its way to the top of the box office. the comedy stars melissa mccarthy as a free-spending woman who destroys jason bateman's finances. warm bodies was second with $11.5 million. and side effects hat $10 million. >>> major distillery is meeting demand by watering down its booze. it cannot produce mark's mark bourbon fast enough to meet demand. they'll lower it from 90 proof to 84. an official says it will taste the same and it's better than not being able to get the expensive bourbon at all. >> i'm a little disappointed in you, maker's mark. >>> coming up next on this monday, revisiting the penn state scandal. the paterno family begins a campaign to restore the legacy of joe pa. >>> ands the party time in the big easy. we'll be back. hey, there's a photo booth. come on! okay. okay, we gotta time this just right. okay. ready... mm-hmm. happy valentine's day. [ female announcer ] the charmed memories col
his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on friday part of the tunnel ceiling broke away and revealed a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' thick. >> a large air void above the tunnel. it is disturbing because the ceiling of the tunnel really is only 5" thick which is not reenwe forced. >> so the federally funded $750,000 face lit will now be a huge structural repair job costing millions. >> not so simple anymore. >> we will look at the weather forecast on in tuesday morning. >> keeping it simple there, si
government and immigration reform. >> cheryl: two well known people with bay area ties will be joining the first lady for the state of the union address. tim cook will be sitting with michelle obama for the speech. he is flying cross-country after speaking at a conference in san francisco. mrs. obama also invited nasa engineer. he spent his childhood in the bay area and became famous during the mars curiosity mission. >> kristen: you can watch it live and also at abc7news.com beginning at 6:00 as karen mentioned. mark co-reib yeo in florida will give the republican response. wheel of for tune will air at 7:30, followed by shop competition, the pace and then join the weather team to look at inside bay area weather. modern family will air and then body of praof followed by "abc 7 news" at 11:00. >> we move here. the manhunt expands to mexico for a suspected los angeles cop killer. could christopher dorner slipped across the border? >> new details about the pope's resignation, secret surgery and new signs he has been planning every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a mov
response, senator rubio of florida said more government will not help people get ahead. >> tax increases and deficit spending you propose will hurt middle class appeals. it will cost them their raises, their benefits, and it may cost them their jobs. >> speaker boehner says immigration reform is the only item on the president's agenda that has a chance of passing. >> facebook c.e.o. duck -- is hosting a fundraising for new jersey governor chris creditty who is seen as a top republican presidential candidate in 2016. san francisco progressiverd angry with christie for cuts millions from women's health services in his state. >> san jose joins san francisco in the fight against proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban. the city council voted in favor of adding them to the challenge of the constitutionality of the proposition saving san jose the expense of drawing up their own brief. there was a no vote from the mayor. the supreme court will review same-sex marriage and you did not see the fog coming in? >> one area of the bay area is having the visibility area. >> the north bay. big surprise, ri
the president will continue to push for it. >> they deserve a vote. >> reporter: with a possible government shutdown looming in just over a month, and with deep, automatic spending cuts taking effect in just a couple of weeks, the president warned congress not to go to the brink again. >> the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. we can't do it. >> reporter: and he made it clear, he will resist efforts to cut medicare. and insists on more tax increases on the wealthy. >> why would we choose to make deeper cuts to education and medicare, just to protect special interest tax breaks? how is that fair? >> reporter: but perhaps the single biggest announcement in the speech came on afghanistan. the president saying, he will withdraw some 34,000 troops, more than half of all those now deployed, from afghanistan by this time next year. >> this drawdown will continue. and by the end of next year, our war in afghanistan will be over. >> reporter: republicans found little to like in the president's speech. speaker of the hous
. first amendment says the government cannot block your free speech rights. >> come on. >> i know. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> let's head outside we have some gorgeous sunshine on this valentine's day. >> yes. happy valentine's day sandhya patel on the roof. anybody bringing you flowers there?çâjox v >> in. i want to take a look out there. yes. i can get flowers spectacular, embarcadero just enjoying this weather. by winter standards it's been unbelievable and warm. let's me show you a live picture now from our camera. nothing but clear skies as you can see. and the financial district of san francisco. i'm stuck here and i just want to go join those people. we're not going to see any fog but our radar is towards monterey bay will be tracking rain so big changes coming up. here is how warm it got today up to 74 degrees in clover dale. 71 in santa rosa. up to 75 in santa cruz we're temperatures at this hour 61 in san francisco. it's still pretty mild in redwood city right now, 70 degrees. here are%hy6 the highlights, s, mild, cooling begins on sunday and rain arriving heading
to go and prove to the indian government that you hadn't actually abused a tiger. that you had to show them that it was cgi. >> yeah, step by step. it's very hard to imitate god's work. >> how much do you want it this time? how much do you want the oscar for best picture? >> i want it because i'm captain of the ship. for what the movie stands for. what it meant to the world. for people who spent four years of their life devoting to this grand illusion. yeah, it would be great to win. and for that, i want it to be the best picture of the year. >> lovely man, and it just might happen. you can watch the academy awards right here on abc sunday, february 24th. >>> look up. did you know a giant asteroid is hurtling toward earth right at this very minute? meet the scientists who know just what to do. next. [ stefan ] with a cold or flu, nighttime nasal congestion can be the worst part. my medicine alone doesn't always give me all the congestion relief i need to sleep. [ female announcer ] adding breathe right nasal strips can make all the difference. it's proven to instantly relieve cold or f
school at yale. he will not be able to get the affordable government loans he needs unless congress passes the dream act. that is why park is revealing his secret status as an undocumented immigrants. >> maybe it is the right moment to contribute to the movement. i think i did the right thing. i think. >> the video was proposed by the "dream is now" to sway lawmakers when the dream act comes up for vote and is expected the lawmakers will turn to immigration next month. >> a survey ranks the top 20 companies in the nation hiring paid interns right now and two of them are here in the bay area. according to am report, google is the scene top of the less earning $6,400 a month. and microsoft pays interns $7,000 a month, and nordstrom rounds out the top and hinto is number eight earning more than $4,200 a month. >> amazing medical news this morning, patient whose lost their sight may be able to regain some vision using a new imlaboratory average device. the food and drug administration approved the first treatment for inherited disorder that causes the break down of cells in the eye. we
something about it. >> another interesting note. learning today a government-funded think tank concluded if scientists were to learn of an impending impact, public should not be warned. it says panic, misery and disruption would not be worth while. the institute suggests telling people only if there is something human race can do. >> it's overwhelming power from space. thank you very much. well, these two occurrences has people asking what is theósk difference between a meteor and an asteroid. let's turn to sandhya patel on the roof keeping an eye out for anymore asteroids. >> oi, watch out, i am, indeed. nasa says the asteroid passed by just hours after the meteor yitd hit russia is just a coincidence, asteroids are rocky objects sometimes big enough to be called minor planets. we also have meteorites smaller than asteroids but orbit the sun. these are small businesses of an asteroid. if a meteor enters and vaporizes it becomes a shooting star but if it lands on earth we can call it a meteorite. that exploded today. check out this map. it shows us a site of every known meteor landing s
. the federal government recommends seven. ♪ >> the celebration of the chinese new year continued today in the bay area. the sounds echoed through the asia cultural center. it was the sight of artist workshops and cultural performances. >>> another lunar new year celebration happens tomorrow morning in san francisco. the new year run starts at eighth in grant street. the run will be followed by a festival. be advised self streets will have lane closures and muni lines will be affected. >> just ahead. how a bay area startup wants to save you money at the airport parking lot. >> a beautiful saturday but what is hate for form? leigh glaser has the forecast. >> gonzaga in another hilltop battle with usf. and we're going to live to scottsdale and mike shumann with the giants and return of a fan >> ama: parking at the airport is never cheap. neither is renting a car. now a bay area startup aims to cut both prices down to size. flight car could help you save money if you're willing to share. >> despite the expression on his face this man is not being carjacked. he is paying for parking at the
and the government agent also supplied a black suv that carried the bomb to the bank. today, the judge agreed to put off the preliminary hearing while his attorney does research. next court appearance is set march 8th. >> you tell me what the process is between now and march 8th for you? >> no. i can't comment. >> the defense attorney is not talking and neither are prosecutors in this case. coming up we'll hear from his former attorney from that group in the newsroom abc 7 news.mçg >> mark, thank you. >> new at 4:00 authorities today approved new rules for big ships in san francisco bay. today's ruling five weeks after an oil tanker hit a bridge tower causing damage. fog was a factor in that crash. new rules only asupply to -- apply to ships heading out of the bay. officials say incoming ships could have had negative affects on commerce. >> a judge ordered owners of this home to clean up the junk within their frond yard. the city has been battling with owners and wants the property declared of a nuisance. the home owned by mark and kimberly cliber who put up a tent in the yard eachistance of the t
truth and waiting for superman." terrence argues that instead of the government spending money to deport people, someone like him with a college degree would poor more money into the economy. >> the dream act passes, dreamers will earn $148 billion by 2030. so if they are going to earn that much money, that means they are going to spend this much money. >> terrence claims if the dream act doesn't pass, even with a math degree he won't be able to find a good-paying job. >> find a job where someone would pay me under the table supermarkets, laundry, things like that. >> rick says the dream act would encourage more people to cross the border. >> so everyone who had a thought of wanting to come to the united states is hearing the president and both sides of congress say there's going to be an amnesty we want to have these people come here and work, they have heard and and heard it and heard it. >> in a recent interview u.c. berkeley roger said universities like u.c. berkeley will continue to help students like terrence. >> these are extraordinarily talented people. and in the current era in
by the government. many are caused by the moral breakdown in our society. and the answer to these challenges lie primarily in our families and our faiths, not our politicians. >> he certainly slowed down a bit. you could tell he had trouble negotiating steps. he started using the cane several months ago. >> the cardinals are going to have to weigh experience and the need for a certain level of energy. >> there's no light, no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. >> our promise to our guests is to provide great vacations, and we try very hard to do that all the time. it's obvious in this particular case we did not deliver on that promise. >> every day that dorner is loose, the likelihood of an attack on either a uniformed police officer or a family of a police officer is likely. >> we believe that someone was inside. is still inside there, even though the building burned. >> what was your reaction, sue, when you first heard about this? >> horror, disbelief. i actually got physically ill. i couldn't read anymore for a couple of days. >> westminister is like the oscars of dog show
will be to the president saying, we need a smaller government, maybe a more efficient government. but a smaller government. >> and there will be a separate tea party response from senator rand paul. diane sawyer and i will anchor the coverage of the state of the union at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 pacific. >> should be an interesting night, george. >>> we're going to turn to the vacation nightmare. the carnival cruise ship that has been stranded in the gulf of mexico. instead of trying to go to mexico, the ship trying to get to a port now in mobile, alabama. matt gutman has the latest on the story. >> reporter: for the thousands of people aboard, another day aboard a cruise ship where life is not a vacation. the decision overnight to tow the crippled "triumph," seen in these new photos, to alabama, could be making a brutal voyage even worse. and for the first time, we are hearing from passengers aboard that stricken ship. >> there's no lights, no water. we can't flush. some people were able to shower. >> reporter: conditions are getting worse by the hour, debra rightmire texted abc news. cabin carpets are we
government. abc7 news political reporter mark matthews has the highlights. mark? >> i know you noticed the president gave apple a plug for bringing jobs home to the united states. he talked about growing the economy. president obama began his state of the union saying the housing market is rebounding and the stock market is up. >> we can say with renewed confidence that the state of >> he said corporate profits have sky rockets and rates barely budged, and now is a time for tax reform. >> to incentive jobs overseas and businesses and manufacturers creating jobs right here in the united states of america. that's what tax reform can deliver. that's what we can do together. >> he asked congress to pass legislation allowing homeowners to refinance and make high quality preschool available. he got a standing ovation when he pushed congress to take up immigration reform 6789 -- reform. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. now is the time to do it. now is the time to get it done. >> he also called on lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour. >> let's tie the
. and warned congress to avoid the deep government spending cuts set to kick in on march 1st. >> the greatest nation on earth cannot keep conducting its business by drifting from one manufactured crisis to the next. >> reporter: president obama faces an uphill battle with congress to pass his agenda. republicans say the president's proposals would require new taxes. >> his solution to virtually every problem we face is for washington to tax more, borrow more and spend more. >> reporter: president obama says none of his new proposals would add to the deficit. he takes his economic message on the road today, visiting an auto parts plant in north carolina. rob? >> all right. now, trying to sell his message once again. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> and more political news this morning. chuck hagel could be approved as defense secretary by the end of the week. on a party line vote of 14-11, the armed services committee has voted to send hagel's nomination, now, to the full senate. republicans had threatened to block the nomination. but it now appears there are enough vote
government. >> the company that makes red light cameras being zbaited in chicago for corruption business prak practices. some say that should be enough to put the brakes on the controversial cameras here. last week, the mayor dumped the city's long time red light camera vendor. news reports this grows a deepening corruption scandal. a company sponsored investigation found two exec tifz had given lavish gifts to the official and it was covered up when reporters began raising questions. also has contracts with many cities in the bay area and the rest of the state. >> what this indicates is the history of the red light camera problem in california and elsewhere. >> state senator jerry hill has been a critic of red light cameras and sponsored several bills to weed out abuses in the system. >> more tickets theyyçç?ñ wrote, n >> hill says there is a lot of money to be made. >> when there is a lot of money attached, you start seeing some bad actors. i think red flex is, they're got caught. per month. so you've got a contract. >> this attorney represented many red light camera violateors and told
of questions there. >>> a surprising, new government study finds the morning-after pill is more popular than ever before. about 11% of women now say they've used plan b emergency contraception. that's up 4% from a decade ago. researchers believe the pill's increased popularity is because its easier to get. only girls younger than 17 need a prescription. >>> lady gaga fans are disappointed this morning after a hip injury forced her to cancel the rest of her born this way tour. on tuesday, gaga announced she would postpone four dates. but tests on wednesday reveal that she has a tear in her hip and will require surgery. the 26-year-old tweeted that after her last performance, she couldn't walk. and she still can't walk. >>> two years after a crazed gunman nearly claimed her life, former congresswoman gabby giffords is showing just how far she's come. giffords is featured in the new issue of "vogue" magazine, seen here in her tucson home holding hands and locking eyes with her husband, former astronaut, mark kelly. in the article, the couple talks about their push for gun control, one of the re
miles east of moscow. so far government officials have not confirmed any injuries or damage. >> surif you are on monterey bay today telling a shark tale that is frighteningly true about a dozen wave riders at moss landing between santa cruz monterey witness great white shark riding the waves and then devouring a sea lyon off the shore this morning. one surfer just out of the water said he saw the sea lions swim past moments earlier. they estimate it was 10 to 12 feet long. word quickly spread miles up the beach where other surfers then got out of the water. >> that is frightening. >> yes. >> well tahoe bartender claims to be a former navy seal and he even says he killed osama bin laden. >> dan is here with aneurysm team investigation. >> i tracked aj dick across the country ask about his outrageous story. talk to you about your navy seal backgroun background. up next. hear from people who believed in in him and gave him a lot of mone money. >> also valentine's day tradition tonight in san francisco. fun for these folk whose but cleans up all the feathers. >> later on jimmy kimme
pop lited part of the region which is about 900 miles east of moscow. so far government officials have not confirmed any injuries or damage. >> surif you are on monterey bay today telling a shark tale that is frighteningly true about a dozen wave riders at moss landing between santa cruz monterey witness great white shark riding the waves and then devouring a sea lyon off the shore this morning. one surfer just out of the water said he saw the sea lions swim past moments earlier. they estimate it was 10 to 12 feet long. word quickly spread miles up the beach where other surfers then got out of the water. >> that is frightening. >> yes. >> well tahoe bartender claims to be a former navy seal and he even says he killed osama bin laden. >> dan is here with aneurysm team investigation. >> i tracked aj dick across the country ask about his outrageous story. talk to you about your navy seal backgroun background. up next. hear from people who believed in in him and gave him a lot of mone money. >> also valentine's day tradition tonight in san francisco. fun for these folk whose but
the government now faces. but admitted it's not exactly high on lawmakers' priority list. >>> they have fame and money. and now, brad pitt and angelina jolie are getting their own wine label. the first wine, a rose, will be made from organic grapes from the couple's estate in france. it goes on sale next month. >> workforce done. well done. >>> next on this friday morning, counting the damage and injuries from this morning's meteorite plunge in russia. we'll have a full report from our team in moscow. >>> and a former big-city mayor's million-dollar blunder. we'll be right back. [ female announcer ] going to sleep may be easy, but when you wake up in the middle of the night it can be frustrating. it's hard to turn off and go back to sleep. intermezzo is the first and only prescription sleep aid approved for use as needed in the middle of the night when you can't get back to sleep. it's an effective sleep medicine you don't take before bedtime. take it in bed only when you need it and have at least four hours left for sleep. hd 8. do not take intermezzo if you have had an allergic reaction to
state government. last week comptroller fired the contractor charged with the $400 million upgrade to the state's payroll system because it's years behind schedule and it doesn't work. last year after doling out half a billion dollars, the courts pull the plug to electronically connect every courthouse in the state when it loomed to $2 billion. >> it's ironic that california being the birthplace of the high-tech industry can't seem to get it's act together. >> the state's technology chief they do have some successes. california is the first state to have a mobile app store. an online voter registration system and family and friends can make online registrations to visit inmates. stated may be too big for certain projects. >> technology projects can be pretty complex under takings but when you take on the scope of california, they are inherently risky. >> they don't make projects easy either. >> what we have heard from people in the private sector the state will ask for something and then change their minds later or not clear as to what they really want. >> reporter: the state will
at least once a year. go to annual credit report.com. it's a government-run site. you can print your report for free. go through line by line and write down any errors. finally, gather proof and contact each of the three credit bureaus. by law, they have 30 days to respond. if they don't, go to the spc or our state's attorney general. renee has had to rebuild her credit, but it's been a painful lesson. >> what i figured out, you're at the mercy of the credit bureau. >> what a nightmare for renee. you said she caught it, but caught it too late? >> she did. make those calls. the ftc telds me, if you get nowhere, contact them directly. they're policing these agencies more now than ever. >> in the meantime, you made calls for renee, will they look at her report again? >> they said they would and they'd get back to us. >> paula, thank you. much more ahead, air rage on the rise. you'll remember this passenger here, duct-taped by the crew and passengers. tonight, the newest headline, this baby allegedly hit in the face by a passenger for crying. tonight we ask, what is going on? >>> later tonight,
culprit. the white house plans to crack down this week by getting government and private companies to simply share more information. >> so, this is quite widespread. this is a national issue at this point. so, we all have to be mindful of this. >> people love computers in this day and age. it makes things faster and more convenient. you can do everything from your laptop or desk. but there is a dark side that we're vulnerable to those malicious nerds out there who plot their evil from a keyboard. >> so much more vulnerable so than even a decade ago. not everybody had a laptop ten years ago. >> exactly. they had their iphones. >> and these are little computers, iphones and blackberries. they're tiny, little computers. they get hacked, as well. >> how aggressively can we call china out when we owe them so much money? so, interesting on a lot of different levels here. >> i didn't think about that. >>> moving on to this, now. a progress report on the injured u.s. skier lindsey vonn. last week she tore two knee ligaments and broke a bone in an accident during skiing's world championship
list of attackers. over five years hackers turned their attention away from government agencies to private sectors such as energy, finance, and information technology which has cost the economy billions. the administration security standards would be voluntary. >> america will be watching as president obama delivers his state of the union address to a joint session of congress tomorrow night. the president will be raising several key issues in the second term including jobs, the federal budget, gun control, immigration, and climate change. the white house says the president will be focusing on social media to outline the proposals with about 100 people invited to participate online as he wraps up. florida senator rubio will give the republican response to the president's dress. you can watch the state of the union address right here on abc7 and tomorrow going at 6:00 p.m. at abc7news.com. >> who is paying more for gas, those in bay area or southern california? >> actions that saved lives in afghanistan. ahead, the top honor being given to a veteran today at the white house. >> a
participate, pay your fair share. >>the president bushes for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure, and he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts if against and education schedules to go in effect open march 1 but avoiding the automatic cuts and adding additional spending requires congressional approval sending the president on a collision course with house republicans. >> it is time for washington to get back to the basics. we cannot condition to spend money we don't have. >> president obama will also elaborate on the big themes from the inauguration including climate change. today he goes to asheville, north carolina, and the down is gearing up, including a 12 bone smokeout, a spot where the president has dined before. >> they never tell us when he is coming. it is secret. we don't know. we just wait. >> tonight, democrats are placing a big emphasis on gun control, and give give will be in the house of representatives chamber and the parents of a slain chicago teen who performed at the inauguration of the
address tonight. the president will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education set to kick in march 1. you can watch the president's state of the union live here, at 6:00 tonight. >> a tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the tunnel is the route into the point richmond neighborhood. the concrete walls of the tunnel have been holding bag the earth for a century but on friday part of the tunnel broke away from the ceiling revealing an alarming discovery. a city engineer says it is a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' knick. >> large air void inside or above the tunnel. what is disturbing is the ceiling of the tunnel is only 5" thick and for taxpayers it means a $750,000 cosmetic job will stretch into millions for structural repairs. >> driving this morning, did you see any fog? >> did not. i have seen it on the camera shots. >> t
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